1. May 1

    May 1 Registered User

    May 7, 2015
    9
    Surrey
    Hi.Does alzheimers progress rapidly? .My OH
    seems to be losing his mind on a daily basis. It is a scary thing to witness.He is on donepezil 10mg for the last two weeks? .
     
  2. Chuggalug

    Chuggalug Registered User

    Mar 24, 2014
    8,007
    Norfolk
    I don't know the answer to this. What I do know is that it lasts, sometimes, for many years. Some have been incapacitated by dementia for 15 years.

    How long in your own estimation has your husband been unwell?
     
  3. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
    58,772
    Female
    Dundee
    Hi May1

    Everyone is different. My husband was diagnosed almost 14 years ago. His dementia has declined most rapidly in the last 4 years or so. It is early days with the Donepezil. Perhaps things will settle down.
     
  4. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,490
    West Midlands
    Mum has, in my opinion, had noticeable dementia for 5 years. In the last 4 years her decline has been rapid




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  5. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    9,397
    Female
    South coast
    Everyone is different, but my mum was declining really rapidly when it was first diagnosed. Since she was started on meds it has all leveled out and the decline is much slower. I hope it works for your OH.
     

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